Wayne the Mystifier (!)


Today I had the pleasure of photographing Wayne, a self-styled “psychological illusionist”. He has a new website and needed some edgy, slightly unsettling images to help portray his character. Wayne entertains at parties and events with his own brand of slightly weird illusions, mind reading and other strange stuff.

After shooting some pictures in the studio we went to a dilapidated farm near my studio which is pretty run down and has seen better days – the farm that is, not my studio :)

Hope you enjoy the pictures – different to my normal work and great fun to shoot.

I like the background in this image – with most of these pictures I made the colours a bit muted and cool.

I found a discarded roll of barbed wire and hung it on the wall, I think the halo effect is pretty interesting as Wayne’s illusions are based around the workings of the mind.

I like the way the flash has lit the grass – it gives the image quite a surreal look.

We found this old fork in the corner of the abandoned barn. Wayne can turn on this disquitening stare like a light switch…I like the way the fork looks a bit like a mask or the bars of a jail.

Thanks for looking!

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